Edgar García

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Edgar García
Born (1984-02-22) February 22, 1984 (age 32)
San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
Nationality Mexican
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st), 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Division Welterweight
Middleweight (current)
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)[1]
Fighting out of Yuma, Arizona, United States
Team Yuma United Mixed Martial Arts
Years active 2007–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 14
By knockout 7
By submission 5
By decision 2
Losses 5
By knockout 2
By submission 2
By decision 1
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Edgar García (born February 22, 1984) is a Mexican mixed martial artist. Edgar wrestled for Cibola High School in Yuma, Arizona earning a state wrestling championship.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

WEC[edit]

García made his WEC debut on January 25, 2009, facing Hiromitsu Miura at WEC 38.[2] García, being the underdog coming into the fight, managed to knockout Miura out little over a minute into the first round.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

After the folding of the WEC Welterweight division, the Ultimate Fighting Championship picked up his contract[4] and he made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale, losing a controversial split decision to Brad Blackburn.[5] After the decision was read, the fans at the arena booed Blackburn very loudly, and UFC commentator Joe Rogan implied that García should have won the decision.[6]

At UFC 107, García lost to DaMarques Johnson by triangle choke in the first round.[7][8] At the conclusion of UFC 107, García was released from the promotion along with Kevin Burns, Shane Nelson and Darrill Schoonover.[9]

Post-UFC[edit]

Since leaving the UFC, García has gone 7–1, with his most recent fight being a win over Bellator vet Jordan Smith at Showdown Fights 13 on January 24, 2014.[10]

UFC return[edit]

García resigned with the UFC in September 2014. He faced Héctor Urbina on November 15, 2014 at UFC 180.[11] He lost he bout via submission in the first round.

Garcia was expected to face Andrew Craig on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71.[12] However, Garcia was forced from the bout with injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Lyman Good.[13]

Garcia was expected to face Sheldon Westcott on December 10, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80.[14] However, the pairing was moved to UFC 195 a few weeks later to bolster the card.[15] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[16]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 14–5 Sheldon Westcott TKO (punches) UFC 195 January 2, 2016 1 3:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 14–4 Héctor Urbina Submission (guillotine choke) UFC 180 November 15, 2014 1 3:38 Mexico City, Mexico
Win 14–3 Jordan Smith Decision (split) Showdown Fights 13 - Lopez vs. Castillo January 24, 2014 3 5:00 Orem, Utah, United States
Win 13–3 Leroy Fornof Submission (kimura) WFF: Pascua Yaqui Fights 4 March 2, 2013 1 1:54 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 12–3 Ty Tecumseh TKO (punches) Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 11 October 20, 2012 1 1:12 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 11–3 Patrick Dixon Submission (guillotine choke) WFF 8: Fight at the Fields May 12, 2012 1 0:32 Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Loss 10–3 Jacob Ortiz KO (punch) Bellator 55 October 22, 2011 1 4:06 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 10–2 Jason Anderson TKO (punches) Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 9 March 18, 2011 1 0:58 Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 9–2 Mike Moreno Submission (guillotine choke) TPF 8: All or Nothing February 18, 2011 1 1:47 Lemoore, California, United States Middleweight debut.
Win 8–2 Alejandro Velasquez Submission (triangle choke) LAF 1: Border Wars December 11, 2010 2 2:16 Mexicali, Mexico
Loss 7–2 DaMarques Johnson Submission (triangle choke) UFC 107 December 12, 2009 1 4:03 Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Loss 7–1 Brad Blackburn Decision (split) The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom Finale June 20, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 7–0 Hiromitsu Miura KO (punches) WEC 38 January 25, 2009 1 1:18 San Diego, California, United States
Win 6–0 Waylon Kennell TKO (punches) Total Combat 30 August 2, 2008 1 3:46 Alpine, California, United States
Win 5–0 Sean Loeffler Submission (injury) Total Combat: Nevada May 10, 2008 1 1:59 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 4–0 Efrain Rodriguez KO (punches) Total Combat 27 March 22, 2008 1 N/A Yuma, Arizona, United States
Win 3–0 Jeremy Larsen Decision (unanimous) Cage Supremacy 3 December 8, 2007 3 5:00 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Win 2–0 Matt Lagler TKO (punches) Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 2 October 20, 2007 1 2:22 Mexicali, Mexico
Win 1–0 Tony Kalani KO (punches) Desert Rage Full Contact Fighting 1 June 30, 2007 1 N/A Baja, California, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 180 Werdum vs. Hunt". UFC.com. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hiromitsu Miura to return at WEC 38 vs. newcomer Edgar Garcia". fiveouncesofpain.com. December 22, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Edgar Garcia vs. Hiromitsu Miura". tapology.com. January 25, 2009. 
  4. ^ http://www.kswt.com/Global/story.asp?S=10543574
  5. ^ "Brad Blackburn meets UFC newcomer Edgar Garcia at TUF9 Finale". mmajunkie.com. March 13, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Melvin Guillard, Brad Blackburn earn baffling split-decision wins in TUF 9 Finale prelims". mmajunkie.com. June 21, 2009. 
  7. ^ "UFC 107: DaMarques Johnson vs Edgar Garcia on tap for Dec. 12". mmamania.com. October 1, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Submission of the Week: DaMarques Johnson vs Edgar Garcia". ufc.com. April 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ "UFC cuts Kevin Burns, Edgar Garcia, Shane Nelson and Darrill Schoonover". mmamania.com. December 28, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Showdown Fights 13 Results: Dave Castillo, Clay Collard and Edgar Garcia Win in Utah - 1/24/14". mmamadman.com. 2014-01-25. 
  11. ^ Jason Floyd (September 30, 2014). "Edgar Garcia vs. Hector Urbina slated for UFC 180". themmareport.com. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  12. ^ Staff (May 11, 2015). "Andrew Craig vs. Edgar Garcia added to UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ Staff (2015-06-24). "Lyman Good signs with UFC, replaces Edgar Garcia at UFC Fight Night 71 against Andrew Craig". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2015-06-24. 
  14. ^ Staff (2015-09-17). "UFC Fight Night 80 gets slew of new bouts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17. 
  15. ^ Staff (2015-10-19). "Sheldon Westcott vs. Edgar Garcia moves to UFC 195 in January". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-10-19. 
  16. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-01-02). "UFC 195 results: Sheldon Westcott pounds out Edgar Garcia with ease in first round". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-01-02. 

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